Sunday, 9 November 2014

A Trip to IKEA

Last Saturday, a few friends and I took a day trip to IKEA. I had been wanting to go for a long time, so when one of my friends suggested it, I agreed on the spot. At home in Sweden, I usually go to IKEA a few times a year, so it's sort of a home-y place to me.

This was the first time I visited IKEA in another country, and even though I had heard that it's exactly the same everywhere in the world, I was surprised at how much it felt like IKEA in Sweden. The only difference was that the signs were in English. I half expected people to start speaking Swedish, but of course they didn't....

We started off by wandering through the exhibition area, which never fails to inspire me. I can't wait until I'm able to decorate my own proper home!

Then we decided to have lunch in the restaurant. The others had the classically Swedish dish of meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy, but I opted for the salmon with vegetable cakes and lemon & dill sauce. It was delicious.

With renewed energy, we tackled the floor with all. the. stuff. I was as indecisive as always and ended up not getting as much as I thought I would. This is what I bought:
A fluffy sheepskin rug (which honestly has made a huge difference to my room; it's so cosy!), three wee cacti, some gingerbread cookies, mulled wine (which I'm saving for December...) and a bottle of "julmust" which is a kind of fizzy drink that we drink in Sweden during Christmas. As you might be able to tell, I'm super excited about Christmas!

The IKEA trip was definitely a success, but I'm already looking forward to going again, this time maybe with a more clear idea of what to get.

What is your opinion on IKEA? I personally love it, but I know some people really dislike it.

xx Mimmi